NEW YORK — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in grave danger and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday.(Snip) Mieses was recently arrested in Andover, Mass., for driving with a revoked license. According to police and records with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, Mieses hasn’t had a valid license or permit to drive in the state since 1999. He also never applied for a motorcycle license. The records show that in
Comments: Mieses cut in front of the SUV, then slowed (while looking back at the driver) until his rear tire was tapped by the SUV. Then the rioting began. The SUV driver gunned the car to get away from those who had broken his windows and were slashing his tires. He ran over Mieses who was still in front of his SUV.
Misses never should have been driving. Not only was he banned from driving as. " habitual " offender-he did have a motorcycle license. FTA The records show that in June he was named a habitual offender and his right to drive in the state was revoked until 2017. It isn’t clear if he had been licensed in any other state. His attorney had no comment" He was trying a classic bump stop. If SUV driver had stopped and gotten out -he would have been robbed or worse by these thugs.
I don´t know what started this, but the bikers surrounded the SUV and as the OP said, this creep slowed down, turned back and stared at the driver of the SUV. He got what he wanted and what he deserved. If the driver of the SUV was armed he would have been justified in shooting the two bikers who attacked his car and broke out the windows with their helmets. That would have been much more satisfying to watch.
You know what I found the most frightening part of the video? NOT when the SUV took off, NOT when the idiot was smashing the window.
For me, when dozens of those "people" stopped, it was quiet, and they were all staring at the SUV, just waiting, obviously, for the moment to swarm and attack them.
These people are obviously great with the pack mentality and nonverbal communications; note the signaling when they gave chase. They may look unorganized, but they are highly organized and dangerous. This is the same mentality as the packs that go into stores on a cue and rob the shop keepers.
Want my solution to this problem?
Charge them under RICO statutes for organized crime.
This wasn´t the first incident the pack was involved in that day. Even Kimberly Guilfoyle mentioned that she was unable to make an exit ramp a few hours earlier because the same group had it blocked. They wanted trouble - they found it, and Alex Lien belongs in the Hall of Heroes next to Bernie Goetz.
Apparently a biker named Christopher Cruz was the man who cut in front of the SUV, then slowed until his rear tire and the SUV made contact.
Then the others swarmed the SUV, forcing it to stop and surrounding it. Fearing for the lives of his family and himself, the driver gunned the engine and took off, running over several of the bikers who had stopped in front of him. One was Mieses.
Is it intentional by the AP writer or just attributed to the fact that, well, he writes for the AP (e.g.,. and therefore is mentally ´short´) that the opening para confuses who is the criminal (biker who was run over but unfortunately is still alive) or the SUV victim?
London British Airways IAG.MC +0.38% thinks it has the answer for flavorless airline food: umami. Airline food can take a beating on its way to the plate. It´s cooked many hours before a flight, then rapidly chilled, wrapped, trucked, stored and reheated. This often leaves it overcooked, dry and tough. In the air, passengers lose about 30% of their ability to taste as a result of extremely dry cabin conditions and high-altitude pressure inside airplanes. So even food that might be appetizing on the ground tastes bland at 35,000 feet. For years airlines have added salt(Snip)Enter umami, the savory taste
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